Firms To Watch: Environment

Cillóniz & Valencia Abogados focuses on non-contentious work, particularly regarding compliance with environmental regulations, along with permitting, approvals and other administrative matters - particularly for energy companies; practice head Fernando Valencia Dibos is the key contact.

Environment in Peru

Ada Alegre Consultores

Specialist environmental law boutique Ada Alegre Consultores acts for clients drawn from the public and private sectors on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Under the leadership of founding partner Ada Alegre Chang, the experienced team advises on a range of environmental matters related primarily to the mining, hydrocarbons and agriculture sectors, as well as in relation to major infrastructure projects. Environmental-law focused associate Betty Suasnabar is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Ada Alegre Chang

Hernández & Cía

Committed to service, the 'very efficientHernández & Cía's offering is 'coupled with a lot of experience’. The practice is well known for providing environmental advice to clients in the mining industry but is also active in a range of other sectors. On the regulatory side, the practice handles compliance, permitting, crisis management and sanctioning procedures; while on the corporate side it handles M&A and financing matters. The team is jointly led by Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui, Luis Felipe Huertas Del Pino and Miyanou Dufour. Del Pino is particularly experienced in environmental matters pertaining to the mining industry. Senior associate Juan Pablo Macassi is an additional name to note for administrative, mining and environmental law.

Practice head(s):

Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui; Luis Felipe Huertas del Pino; Miyanou Dufour

Testimonials

‘They are up to date on mining and environmental matters‘.

‘They are always willing to answer any type of query that is raised, immediately and efficiently’.

‘They are compare favorably to any other law firm’.

‘They proactively and efficiently manage all the technological means to fulfill the assignments that are entrusted to them‘.

‘Miyanou Dufour von Gordon is an excellent lawyer, she is always aware of the needs of my company and is an efficient, kind, proactive, educated, capable, intelligent and serious lawyer in her work‘.

‘Miyanou Dufour von Gordon’s immediacy of response is outstanding compared to other lawyers‘.

‘Estudio Henrnadez has a great team of qualified professionals who always act with great professionalism and are highly ethical, they always show good disposition and attention to the client‘.

‘Considering that unforeseen events typical of the nature of extractive activities may arise, they will always have availability and willingness to deal with urgent cases and meet the needs of the client‘.

Key clients

La Virgen

Marcobre

Lumina Copper

Hudbay Perú

Toyota del Peru

Minsur

Gold Fields La Cima

Rio Tinto Minera Perú

Compañía Minera Antamina

Exsa

Orica Mining Services

Compañía Minera Kolpa

Tire Sol

Cía Minera Raura

Work highlights

  • Advised Gold Fields La Cima on the preparation and evaluation of the modification of the environmental management instrument of the Cerro Corona Mine.
  • Advised Hudbay Peru on the evaluation procedure of the third modification of the Environmental Impact Study of the Constancia Mine.
  • Advised Rio Tinto Minera Perú on the development of the strategy for the management of the semi-detailed Environmental Impact Study of La Granja Project.

Miranda & Amado

Miranda & Amado fields ‘a solid team with good assertive communication skills’ that handles the full array of environmental work. Its broad offering encompasses M&A due diligence, financing transactions and litigation, and the team has particular experience of water rights issues in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors. Another key area of focus is administrative sanctioning proceedings in relation to compliance with environmental rules. Alberto Delgado heads the team and acts for a roster of high-profile mining, and oil and gas companies on a broad range of corporate, commercial and environmental issues. Associate Alberto Ventura is another key practitioner; he handles administrative matters, including the obtaining licenses, authorisations and environmental permits from various agencies.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Delgado

Testimonials

‘I consider that the Lawyers of Miranda & Amado Abogados are knowledgeable about environmental legislation and its legal application to the treatment of the problems of this sector‘.

‘Professionals willing to listen to the details of the cases to propose adequate alternative solutions‘.

‘In general, they are friendly people, collaborators and good with clients, they have the advantage of having a multidisciplinary team that facilitates interaction with other disciplines‘.

‘In general, a good level of knowledge and recognised experience, in addition to the availability to provide timely services to customers‘.

‘A solid team with good assertive communication skills, although they are a young team, they show solid experience in the environmental field‘.

‘I highlight the empathy of the team of lawyers and the professionalism they show in the development of their work; this simplifies communication between the technical branch of the company and the firm’s legal team‘.

Key clients

Engie Energía Perú (GDF Suez Group)

Repsol Exploración Perú, Sucursal del Perú

Navisán Perú

Gestión de Servicios Ambientales (DISAL)

Statkraft Perú

Refinería La Pampilla

Transportadora de Gas del Perú

Great Panther Coricancha

Operadora Ecológica del Titicaca

Complejo Agroindustral Beta

Clorox Peru

Belcorp

Corporación Aceros Arequipa

Acqua Energía

BPZ Energy

Minera Las Bambas

BHP Billiton

Work highlights

  • Regularly advising Engie Energía Perú on environmental management instruments and permits, along with water rights matters related to its water supply systems, discharge of liquid effluents, and obtaining and managing other environmental governmental approvals.
  • Advised Great Panther on due diligence regarding all environmental and regulatory matters in connection with the execution of a mining option agreement to acquire a 100% interest in Coricancha Mining Project.
  • Retained by Minera Las Bambas for a comprehensive analysis of the main applicable water permits for the operational stage of its copper mine Las Bambas in order to accomplish the start-up of mining production activities taking into consideration the acquired obligations of the company under the mining permits and authorisations already obtained before the Ministry of Energy and Mines.

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados has ‘an excellent team, with a great track record in, and knowledge of, environmental issues’. Handling both contentious and non-contentious mandates, the practice is active in litigation, transactional and regulatory matters. It is experienced in a wide range of areas, including water, sewage, natural protected areas and environmental quality standards. Francisco Tong heads the group and has particular experience of permits, licenses and authorisations in the mining, environmental and natural resources sectors. Jenny Caldas handles regulatory and environmental issues - primarily in the oil and gas sector, and Francisco Barrios is the name to note for occupational safety and sanctioning procedures, among other areas. Counsel Úrsula Zavala handles water resourcing issues and sanitation matters, and also has considerable experience of large-scale investment projects in the mining and energy sectors. Karen Flores joined as an associate in April 2021 from her public sector role in environment agency OEFA's evaluation and auditing department.

Practice head(s):

Francisco Tong

Testimonials

‘Excellent team, with a great track record, knowledge and success in environmental issues in the energy sector‘.

‘Great knowledge on the environmental matters of the energy sector‘.

Key clients

Minera Forrester

China National Petroleum Company (CNPC)

Hunt Oil Exploration and Production Company of Peru

Moquegua FV

Repsol Exploración Perú

Nexa Resources Atacocha.

Southern Peru Copper Corporation

Pan American Silver Corp

Luz del Sur

Cía de Minas Buenaventura

Work highlights

  • Represented China National Petroleum Company in the procedure to approve the Final Abandonment Plan for Block X before the Ministry of Energy and Mines.
  • Provided Hunt Oil with legal advice on two administrative sanctioning procedures filed by OEFA regarding the failure to comply with some environmental commitments regarding Block 76.
  • Provided Moquegua with legal advice on an administrative sanctioning procedure filed by OEFA regarding the failure to comply with some social commitments in its Environmental Management Instrument.

CMS Grau

Under the leadership of Vito Verna , CMS Grau fields a team which offers ‘knowledge and experience, availability and excellent judgement’. It acts for a strong roster of high-profile domestic and international clients, catering primarily to their compliance and risk management requirements through its “GEORGE” software facility. Verna is a dedicated environment practitioner who focuses on environmental regulations and protection, along with contingency planning. At associate level, Víctor La Madrid  is a name to note for the sustainable use of natural resources while Mauricio Black  focuses on water resources and biodiversity. Nicole Freire  joined as senior associate from Delapuente in April 2021 and is a specialist in regulatory, environmental, natural resources and administrative law.

Practice head(s):

Vito Verna

Testimonials

‘The team sees the way to solve the client’s problems, they always think outside the box and come up with creative solutions‘.

‘Knowledge and experience, and good availability‘.

Key clients

Compañía de Minas Buenaventura

Arca Continental Lindley

Kimberly & Clark

Pan American Silver

Minera las Bambas (MMG Limited)

Terpel

Coga (TGP)

AngloAmerican (Mina Quellaveco)

Compañía Minera Antamina

AB Inbev

Minera Bateas (Fortuna Silver Mines)

Minera Chinalco

Goldfields

Hudbay Minerals

Impala Terminals

Komatsu

Lima Airport Partners

Minsur

Nexa Resources

Rio Tinto

San Martin

Savia Perú

Tecnológica de Alimentos

Unacem

Unicon

AGP Glass

BASF

Cobra

Hipermercados Tottus

Quimtia

Weir Minerals Perú

Miski Mayo

Nestle Perú

Compañía Minera Kollpa

AESA

Compañía Minera Zafranal

Glencore

Empresa Generadora Huallaga

Autopista Norte

Unna

Gases del Pacífico

Terminales del Perú

Arpe

Seche Group

Work highlights

  • Glencore hired the  firm’s “GEORGE” service for the automated, real-time and remote identification of its legal requirements in environmental, mining, and occupational health and safety for its Antapaccay mining units.
  • Advising Corporación Lindley on water resources, environmental responsibility, sanctioning procedures, the execution of closure plans for industrial plants, and regarding environmental complaints, in addition to regular attention to the identification of requirements legal, compliance evaluations and consulting.
  • Advising Kimberly Clark on the identification of legal requirements to systematise and update the company on a monthly basis, both in terms of environmental matters, and safety and health at the workplace; the company also requested an assessment of the effectiveness of the implementation of its legal requirements within the framework of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International

The environment and climate change team at Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International acts for high-profile international clients on environmental risk management, certification issues, the circular economy, water use and waste management, and the use of chemicals. In regards to climate change, it handles advisory matters, climate solutions investments and carbon market transactions. The team is co-led by Valentín Paniagua, whose environmental practice has a strong focus on the mining sector; Jorge Danós, who is the name to note for regulatory and policy matters; and Ina María Drago, who is recommended for environmental and risk management issues, along with sanctioning procedures. At associate level, intermediate Natalia Zúñiga is specialized in environmental policy and regulations, sustainable economies and political ecology. Former senior associate Alexandra Carranza Bendezu  left to pursue her environmental LLM in July 2022.

Practice head(s):

Valentín Paniagua Jara; Jorge Danos Ordoñez; Ina María Drago

Testimonials

‘The team stands out for the marked prestige of its partners and the high level of specialisation of consultancy in this area‘.

‘The practice of environmental law is strengthened by the very high level of administrative law of the lawyers of this office‘.

‘Advice is not limited to environmental regulation, but expands and introduces elements of administrative law that are essential to address problems in a solid way‘.

‘Alexandra Carranza stands out as an associate who has been outstanding in the area of environmental law‘.

‘The great difference in the practice of this firm with any other firm in the field is the comprehensive advice on environmental law and administrative law as two branches linked and necessary to address environmental legal problems‘.

‘In the project that we share at this time, it has been a relief to be able to work with lawyers who manage to understand the importance that as technicians and engineers we see in certain critical points, managing to make the client understand terminology or technicalities‘.

‘The degree of commitment, responsibility and availability to answer queries and support the client and technical variables is one of the greatest strengths of Estudio Echecopar‘.

‘Valentín Paniagua offers extensive knowledge and experience‘.

Key clients

Corporación Peruana de Productos Químicos (QROMA)

Pollination Law Pty

TotallEnergies

Anglo American Quellaveco

Volcan Compañía Minera

Nexa Resources Atacocha

IBT Group

Shell International Exploration and Production

Trevali

Docarb

CoAzucar

Olympic Perú

Samsung Electronics Peru

A.P. Møller – Mærsk

Metro de Lima Linea 2

Parque Fotovoltaico Iquitos (Tozzi Green Group)

Solenis Colombia

Nyrstar Ancash

Derco Perú

Reactivos Nacionales

Lush Limited

Infraestructuras y Energias del Peru

Sierra Antapite

Innova Ambiental

Banco Internacional del Perú (Interbank), Banco BBVA Perú and Corporación Interamericana de Inversiones (BID Invest)

RaboFinance Chila

Amec Foster Wheeler Perú

Servicio de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado de Lima  (SEDAPAL)

Activos Mineros

Minera Aurífera Retamas

Work highlights

  • Advised Banco Internacional del Perú (Interbank), Banco BBVA Perú and Corporación Interamericana de Inversiones (BID Invest) on transactions involving environmental, water rights, solid wastes and other related matters, especially during the due diligence procedures.
  • Advised Samsung in connection with the interpretation and compliance with the new Electric and Electronic Wastes Regulation, including addressing its queries regarding take-back obligations and the legal sanctioning regime applicable to the breaches of the aforementioned regulations.
  • Advised Minera Aurífera Retamas on amending its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

Kahatt Abogados

Natural resources and environmental regulation boutique Kahatt Abogados has notable expertise in the prevention of environmental risks, and also handles occupational health and safety matters, along with corporate, labour and commercial issues. The team regularly carries out legal environmental due diligence reviews, legal environmental compliance, and project-related work (permitting, strategy design, determination of competent jurisdiction, environmental clearance); as well as offering specialised legal opinions and undertaking a heavy load of environmental administrative litigation. It has particular experience in the agricultural sector, and also caters to clients in the energy, natural resources and mining industries. Karim Kahatt and Cecilia Azerrad co-head the practice, with Kahatt bringing over 20 years’ experience in civil, administrative and corporate law as it relates to environmental matters to the table. At the senior associate level, Boris Pacheco is a name to note for environmental and mining regulation, and José Vergara handles corporate and mining law.

Practice head(s):

Karim Kahatt; Cecilia Azerrad

Key clients

DAI Global

El Dorado Resources

Ausenco Peru

Tecnopress

Invicta Mining Corp

Siderperu

Work highlights

  • Advised DAI Global on analysing the legal framework that regulates environmental compensation and other investment mechanisms in the Peruvian Amazon in order to identify how the private sector can compensate or remedy the damages generated by its activities.
  • Advised El Dorado Resources on the resumption of activities at La Virgen Mining Unit, including an administrative sanctioning procedure initiated by OEFA for the alleged non-compliance with the preventive measures imposed on the previous owner of La Virgen Mining Unit.
  • Advised Ausenco Peru on the completion of the pre-feasibility study for the closure of the Cerro Corona mine owned by Gold Fields.

Rubio Leguía Normand

Providng ‘great knowledge and management of environmental issues’, Rubio Leguía Normand caters to clients in the manufacturing, energy and natural resources sectors. On the transactional side, the firm handles the environmental aspects of M&A and project financing; and on the regulatory side, it deals with permitting and licensing, and compliance matters. Other, more niche, areas of focus include commercial and legal support regarding Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM) and offset projects, and carbon finance structuring. Xennia Forno and Diego Grisolle co-head the group, with Forno acting for national and foreign companies and public agencies, primarily in relation to the mining sector; with Grisolle also specialising in mining, along with environmental, commercial and compliance law. Promoted to partner in December 2021, Miguel Angel Soto provides additional depth across mining and environmental matters and has particular experience advising clients in the energy sector: as does experienced senior associate Nancy Ogata.

Practice head(s):

Xennia Forno; Diego Grisolle

Testimonials

‘The environmental team has great knowledge of environmental issues and the applicable legislation‘.

‘Extensive experience in advising companies from various sectors on complex aspects related to environmental issues‘.

‘Their advice was key to determining the actions to be adopted by the company in the face of the new demands of the sector in environmental matters‘.

‘They have provided us with consulting services related to the necessary permits for the development of the activities of the acquired maintenance workshop‘.

‘Their service is distinguished because their team is always at our disposal and responds to our queries in a timely and efficient manner‘.

‘They propose practical solutions that help the development of our operations‘.

‘They always give us alternatives in realtion to billing issues that help us manage our budget‘.

Diego Grisolle’s knowledge and expertise in environmental issues, his proposals for practical solutions, as well as his permanent willingness to attend to our queries and requirements, have been key to making decisions in relation to the transactions we carry out and the management of our maintenance workshop‘.

Key clients

Jockey Plaza

Agricola Don Ricardo

Energy Development Corporation

Belcorp

Cerámica San Lorenzo

Cosapi

Sowitec

Pucara Resources

Frontera Energy

Hoteles Costa del Sol

Detroit Power System Perú Limitada S.R.L.

Sociedad Minera Austria Duvaz S.A.C.

Stracon S.A.

Work highlights

  • Engaged to provide ongoing legal advice services to Compañía Minera Santa Luisa on contentious issues, such as the defence of administrative complaints regarding environmental and social matters before the Environmental Assessment and Enforcement Agency (OEFA), relating to alleged non-compliance with applicable environmental regulations.
  • Engaged to provide ongoing legal advice services to Frontera Energy on contentious issues, such as the defence of administrative complaints regarding environmental and technical issues in more than 10 proceedings.
  • Advising Nexa Resources on more than 30 administrative sanctioning procedures before the Environmental Assessment and Enforcement Agency, relating to alleged non-compliance with applicable environmental and social regulations.

Fabiola Capurro Abogados

Founded in 2020, environmental law boutique Fabiola Capurro Abogados has recent experience in the food and beverage sector, defending clients in administrative sanctioning procedures and advising on environmental certifications. Other sectors of expertise include manufacturing, mining, hydrocarbons and agriculture. Founding partner Fabiola Capurro Villarán has some 25 years' experience in the environmental area and leads on all the firm’s mandates, with recent matters including the provision of regulatory advice to Alicorp; and handling environmental licences, permits and authorisations before authorities such as the Ministry of Environment.

Practice head(s):

Fabiola Capurro

Testimonials

‘Fabiola Capurro Abogados has a team with solid academic training, extensive experience in its sector, a cordial and close relationship with its clients and high efficiency with respect to its services’.

‘Fabiola Capurro is an excellent professional, very committed to achieving the goals established by her clients and with an extraordinary human quality, which makes her presence in the team very pleasant’.

Key clients

Alicorp

Grupo Klaus

Pura Fruit Company

Agrícola Alaya

Molinos Asociados

GSA

Led by Alberto Varillas and Edgardo Portaro and assisted by experienced associate José Castillo Hernández, GSA environmental practice has particular strength and experience handling matters related to the hydrocarbons sector, where its clients include the likes of Cepsa Peruana, Savia Perú, Conoco Phillips, China National Oil Company (CNPC) and Altamesa Energy Canada. Indeed, recent matters in the oil-and-gas sector included advising Unna Energía and Frontera Energy del Perú on administrative sanctioning procedures regarding environmental matters. The team also handles regulatory advice and compliance, environmental impact assessments and assisting clients with monitoring by the National Water Authority. Former associate Samantha Boy  left the firm in February 2022.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Varillas; Edgardo Portaro

Testimonials

‘Good service and excellent disposition’.

‘I highlight the experience and great knowledge of the sector that Edgardo Portaro and Samantha Boy have’.

‘Jose Castillo gave me a quick response at a critical time’.

‘Closeness to the client, knowledge of the industry, constant updating’.

Key clients

Compañía de Minas Buenaventura

Volcán Compañía Minera

Laive

Cepsa Peruana

Sociedad Minera El Brocal

Inversiones Benavides 777

Unna Energía

Pluspetrol Peru Corporation

Procesadora de Gas Pariñas

Gate Gourmet Perú

Geopark Peru

China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (Peru branch)

Sapet Development Peru

Corporación Aceros Arequipa

Chemtrade

Industrias Cachimayo

Lamor Perú

Delivery Hero Peru

Alicorp

Frontera Energy del Perú

Pavco Perú ( Mexichem Perú)

Buenaventura Ingenieros

Hotelera Costa del Pacífico

Ingram Micro

Estudio Olaechea

Estudio Olaechea advises on compliance with environmental obligations for a range of corporates and companies, including port operator APM Terminals Callao and mining clients Imerys and ME Elecmetal, regarding permits, authorisations and the management of solid waste and wastewater. The team also assists with the environmental aspects of M&A; a case in point being its work with Saint-Gobain, assessing the two acquisition targets in terms of compliance with environmental regulations. The pratice also handles administrative representation and acted for aquaculture client Mar Andino in challenging fines levied by the environmental control agency. Lead partner José Antonio Honda is experienced in environmental and corporate issues and can call on key associate, senior Ricardo Barrantes, who has considerable expertise in environmental regulatory matters; he also has experience of government procurement matters. However, fellow associate Fiorella Wismann moved to Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas in August 2022.

Practice head(s):

José Antonio Honda

Testimonials

‘This practice has a lot of knowledge of our company and the sector, which assists on providing the responses’.

‘Fiorella Wismann is very friendly, understands the situation and is always there to help when necessary’.

‘The team is made up of different professional profiles, which provides a broader perspective to seek solutions to the problems that arise. The firm’s team has maintained close collaboration with the technical teams of our company, to integrate their experience in legal solutions’.

‘Partner Jose Antonio Honda and associate Fiorella Wismann stand out. They have always shown proactivity, interest and commitment to our cases’.

Key clients

APM Terminals

ME Elecmetal

Agronegocios La Grama

Imerys

Saint-Gobain

FLSmidth

Imerys

Mar Andino

IQF del Peru

Saint-Gobain

Work highlights

  • Advised APM Terminals Callao on environmental obligations, including compliance with each obligation and measures to avoid delays in the implementation of its investments.
  • Designed a legal structure for ME Elecmetal that includes participation in the management of solid waste and export of said waste in order to be processed abroad for a new use, which involves helping the client to comply with requirements and regulatory aspects.
  • Advised Saint-Gobain with its acquisition of Z Aditivos by conducting an assessment of the target’s environmental permits status and compliance.

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

Led by counsel Vanessa Chávarry, who focuses on compliance with environmental regulations, Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados advised the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute on Peruvian regulations regarding its studies on biodiversity and forests in the country. The team also acts for the firms strong banking and finance client roster, advising financial institutions on the environmental risks related to their operations, and on the developing of the environmental clauses of loan agreements related to the emergent 'green financing' segment; it has acted for for Credicorp Capital Financial Services and Banco de Crédito del Perú, on such matters. Mining and agriculture are other sectors in which the team has been active, primarily in terms advising on environmental impact assessments and permits, and performing environmental and social audits.

Practice head(s):

Vanessa Chávarry

Testimonials

‘Compared to other studios with which we have worked, Payet’s environmental team has the added value of field knowledge of the sector and of the projects subject to review, which facilitates the interaction between legal and technical aspects’.

‘One of the aspects that we value most about Payet’s environmental lawyers is that they go to the field and actively participate in the evaluation of projects, creating synergy with the technical team’.

‘Payet has the specialised lawyers that organisations like the one I work for need, since their responses are very accurate when issuing an opinion, which is why they provide us with important support in legal and environmental aspects’.

‘They are orderly, quite analytical and transparent when giving an opinion, they share knowledge and their objective is not only to give you an opinion but to give you the tools so that one can also analyse the situation’.

Key clients

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Minera Chinalco Perú

Credicorp Capital Financial Services /Banco de Crédito del Perú

Nexa Resources Perú

Generación Eléctrica Río Biavo (Rio Biavo)

Sociedad Agrícola Saturno

Hortifrut

Compañía Minera las Camelias (COMICSA)

Sociedad Suizo Peruana de Embutidos

Vale Exploration Perú

Work highlights

  • Advised the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, through the Asociación Peruana para la Conservación (APECO), on the Peruvian legal framework for the elaboration, evaluation and supervision of complex environmental studies in the transportation, electricity, mining, and hydrocarbon sectors.
  • Counseled Minera Chinalco Perú on the process of approval for the Modification of the Environmental Impact Study of the ‘Toromocho Mining Unit Expansion Project to 170,000 TPD’ before the National Service for Environmental Certification for Sustainable Investment (SENACE)
  • Advised Banco de Crédito del Perú and Credicorp Capital Financial Services on the development and updating of the environmental clauses of their loan agreements in compliance with Equator Principles 4  and national regulations enacted by the Superintendency of Banks, Insurers and Private Pension Funds (Superintendencia de Banca y Seguros), relating to environmental and social risks.

Pazos Ikehara

The former Li & Pazos Abogados has reincorporated as Pazos Ikehara following the departure of Julián Li, Luis Aliaga and two associates in August 2022. The firm retains both its boutique format and its focus on the natural resources, energy and environmental sectors, although probably with a stronger orientation towards disputes, regulation and compliance in these areas. White-collar and compliance expert Fernando Ikehara Véliz has become a name partner along side well-known environmental specialist Juan Manuel Pazos, with the senior team rounded out by commercial litigation and arbitration expert Álvaro Palao Carrera, who arrived as a partner from Rubio Leguía Normand in January 2022. Key associate Ernesto Soto's broad practice encompasses administrative, environmental and municipal law, administrative economic matters and public service regulation. Andrea Calvo moved in-house at Compañía Minera Zafranalin November 2021.

Practice head(s):

Juan Manuel Pazos

Testimonials

‘They are capable of responding to several cases at the same time‘.

‘Juan Manuel Pazos is very efficient‘.

‘The team is always committed to the matter and demonstrates knowledge of environmental issues‘.

‘They offer a personalised relationship with the client, which allows for a broad understanding of the situation‘.

‘They offer a closeness to the client, good knowledge of the sector, and proven specialisation’.

‘Good response, good capacity, pro-activity and knowledge of the industry‘.

‘Patience, detail, and personalised treatment, not being seen as merely numbers, but passion for the environmental issues‘.

Key clients

Praxair

Lima Airport Partners

Compañía Minera Santa Luisa (Mitsui Mining & Smelting)

Unión de Cervecerías Peruanas Backus y Johnston

Minera Chinalco

Perú LNG

Inland Energy (Yangtze Power International)

Unna Energía

Sindicato Energetico

Hudbay Perú

Compania Minera Zafranal

Marcobre

Minera Hampton

Compañía Minera Buenaventura

Agrícola Cerro Prieto

Fenix Power Peru

Empresa Minera los Quenuales

Agrícola Andrea

Minsur

Minera las Bambas

Olympic Sucursal del Perú

Alpayana

Corporación Lindley

Work highlights

  • Following the approval of the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the extension of the Jorge Chavez Airport (Peru’s main airport, located in Lima), we are advising Lima Airport Partners on the approval of the second amendment of the EIS.
  • Successfully advised Minera Chinalco in obtaining approval of the amendment of its EIA for its mining project “Toromocho”.
  • Assisting Compañía Minera Zafranal in obtaining the approval of it’s the environmental impact statement for the exploitation stage in its $1.1bn “Zafranal” mining project.